Dates / Schedules
January 13th & 14th 2022 09:00pm
Insónia (Insomnia) is a show directed by Olga Roriz, designed for a new cast and created in partnership with the creative team of previous pieces. The addition of new elements to the body of dancers renews some of the group’s earlier points of view and aesthetic options. There are dancers from four different nationalities – Portuguese, Italian, English and Polish – resulting from the choices made after an international audition.
The show represents an assertion of the place of the body, its energy and fragility. The restless body of exposed flesh. The wildness of being a woman or being a man in the same erotic world. The identity, origin and memories of each of the performers have been put to the test, confronting the past, present and future and the vital link to one’s origins.
The inexorable passage of time. A study about the feminine and the masculine, the male and the female, without any defined sex, without any gender.
As eroticism is a vague and impalpable concept, belonging to the realm of the imagination, it had to be made concrete, to be intellectualised. In the first phase of the show’s creation, many thoughts were recorded in writing. Here is one of those texts: «Eroticism is a trap for all definitions and interpretations. Eroticism is the game of solitaire; it is a solitary cell that irrigates you with freedom while simultaneously imprisoning you in its darkness and dampness. It is a form of liberation. It is a human and simultaneously animal instinct, but one that springs from a thought. It is a choice of thinking, a temptation. It is an indirect game of attraction, which is not in any way obvious. A combination between the sensual and the sexual. It is ephemeral, like a feeling. Everything that stimulates fantasy. It may be a certain look or gaze. A direct touch. A profound argument. A powerful tone of voice. An embarrassed smile. A moment in which you lose track of time. It may start from the imagination and can be consciously fed by the work of the mind as it continues to play a game. Playing chess with someone can be extremely erotic.»
Insónia emerges from the dreamlike aspects of love, gender and genetics.
Stories that are shared with simplicity and decorum or quite shockingly. Subjects that are turned into a manifesto.
And there is also the image of an inverted spring, as if the seasons of the year could be suspended in space and time.
Direction Olga Roriz
Performers Catarina Câmara, Connor Scott, Emanuel Santos, Marta Lobato Faria, Melissa Cosseta, Natalia Lis, Yonel Serrano
* Participation of final year students from Escola de Dança do Conservatório Nacional (EDCN) e da FOR Dance Theatre
Soundtrack Olga Roriz e João Rapozo
Music Archive, Armand Amar, Bobby Diran, Brian Eno, Eleni Karaindrou, Georg Friedrich Händel, Gloria Gaynor, Hiro Kone, João Hasselberg, Johann Sebastian Bach, Lucrecia Dalt, Nils Fraham, Pēteris Vasks
Set design and costumes Olga Roriz e Ana Vaz
Light design Cristina Piedade
Sound edition João Rapozo
Criation assistant Bruno Alves
Set design assistant Pedro Jardim
Costumes assistant Ricardo Domingos
Interns, rehearsals assistants Clara Bourdin, Ieva Bražėnaitė
Technical direction and light operation Contrapeso
Sound operaiton PontoZurca
Co-production Centro Cultural de Belém, Teatro Aveirense/Município de Aveiro, Município de Viana do Castelo
Companhia Olga Roriz
Direction Olga Roriz
Production and tour António Quadros Ferro
Management Magda Bull
FOR Dance Theatre and Residencies Lina Duarte
Production assistant Ricardo Domingos
Prices and Discounts
Note: w/out inter
Discounts are only valid in CCB Production and / or Coproduction shows and for tickets with a price of more than € 12, except for the CCB card holders, the discount is applied in amounts higher than € 8.
20% for those aged under 25 and over 65 (anywhere in the hall, except the front stalls)
10% for holders of the FNAC card (valid in the Main Auditorium and Small Auditorium, for tickets purchased at sales points)
25% for customers of CP, after the checking of the CP tickets (for tickets purchased at sales points)
50% for unemployed persons, on presentation of official proof from IEFP (valid in the Main Auditorium and Small Auditorium, for tickets purchased at sales points)
30% for last minute tickets, Half an hour before the start, on the day of the actual performance
€5 for professionals/students involved in the production of the show or performance, students (this discount only applies to performances produced by the CCB and purchased at the CCB Box Office, and there are only a limited number of tickets available)
30% Discount for holders of the CCB Friend’s Card